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Ex Hex @ Black Cat Washington DC March 5th, 2014

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

A good friend of mine suggested I catch this show.  So, I scooped up a few tickets and convinced my buddy Li to ride along with me. I’m pretty sure he was not all that prepared for what we were about to see.  To be honest, I wasn’t either.  See, lately I’ve been following the DC Hardcore/Punk scene that has recently been the subject of many documentaries that are about to be released and I wanted to see some punk rock.  Lucky for me I got to catch DC’s Mary Timony rock with her band Ex Hex.

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Earl Sweatshirt @ 9:30 Club Washington DC February 17, 2014

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

One of my goals for 2014 is to attend a show a month for the entire year. Here we are in June and I’m going to do my best to archive them here on candlewaxrecords.com. The last post was the most recent performance I went to, Tyler the Creator. Now, I’m working backwards a bit, to get all caught up.

Earl Sweatshirt w/ Vince Staples at 9:30 Club February 17 2014

Earl Sweatshirt w/ Vince Staples at 9:30 Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tyler the Creator @ 9:30 Club Washington DC June 9, 2014

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

I’ve been going to a lot of shows lately.  So, I think I’m going to do my best to blog them here on candlewaxrecords.com. Unfortunately, I may have to start with this most recent performance and work backwards a bit, but we’ll get all caught up.

I went to see Tyler the Creator at the 9:30 club here in my home town Washington DC.  I found my usual spot in the back of the club near the sound man.   Tyler hit the stage promptly at 9:0o following a DJ set from his comical side kick, Taco.  After Tyler’s opening song, he made a joke about how he was surprised how “hood” DC is while making a crack about getting roughed at Whole Foods.  Personally, I had a great time and Tyler did not disappoint.  Up to his usual antics and being backed up by hype man Jasper.  The three delivered a show filled with emotion, intensity and frequent comical bits.  The crowd was exceptionally young as you might expect.  However, I was pleasantly reminded of all the shows I went to at the 9:30 club when I was 15 and knew that they were having a great experience.  Quite frankly, it was nice to be around that energy.  It was quite comical though to watch the bartenders twiddle their thumbs with the lack of attendees that were over 21.  On multiple occasions Tyler mentioned how he was feeling the crowd here in DC.  Which was live!  It was nice that he acknowledged that.  Tyler Washington DC Verified?

Tyler @ 9:30 Club

Tyler @ 9:30 Club

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